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Gravitational Waves and Cosmology
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Forge ahead and discover the origins of the universe. Join us in pioneering gravitational-wave astrophysics in observational astronomy.

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Who We Are

We are a collaboration of faculty, students, and postdocs across several Departments and institutions working together to pursue cutting edge research in gravitational wave astrophysics and cosmology.

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Our Science

We use electromagnetic and gravitational wave observatories in order to understand the most fundamental processes responsible for galaxy formation and evolution and the physical laws of our universe.

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A critical goal of our Center is to bring our work to the general public and to K-12 students.

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Next GWAC Center meeting:
Friday, January 27th, 1:30 pm
Colloquia on Gravitational Waves White Hall G09 on Thursdays at 3:30 pm  
Jonah Kanner   
California Institute of Technology 
October 27, 2016

Neil Cornish  
Montana State University  
February 2, 2017

Rai Weiss  
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  
April 13, 201

Shane Larson 
Northwestern University 
April 20, 2017